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Iker Olabe

Iker Olabe

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Audio Fields:

  • Recording Industry - Location Sound Recording
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Musical Acoustics
  • Other: Live Sound

Job Duties:

  • Recording Engineer
  • Mixer
  • Producer
  • Other: University education and research


I am a sound engineer and music producer specialized in the area of classical music recording. For the last eight years I work for the Salzburg International summer Festival with the greatest ensembles and productions of this industry.
I am also a tonmeister for several labels and RTV´s in the industry such as Sony Classical, Col legno, Blau, Unitel, Euroarts and Bayern Rundfunk. I have more than 90 record publications and 800 broadcasts and live recordings in classical and opera genre. I work in the live sound sector specialising in amplification of large symphonic concerts and operas open air.
I am a Dr. Ing and researcher in the area of classical music recording techniques, I have recently developed the DHAB microphone technique with my Dr. Ing. Edwin Pfanzagl Cardone.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations


ICMA 2014 Nominee
Producer and sound engineer for "Contemporary music" Category.
Composer : Salvatore Sciarrino "Macbeth"
Label: Col legno
Executive Producer : Salzburg Festival


Melomano de Oro prize
Music producer for :
Haydn violin and cello concertos
Conductor : Antoni Ros Marbá
Cello : Alberto Martos
Violin : Pablo Martos

Education Background

Ph.D Recording Arts - Classical music recording techniques : University of the Balearic Islands - Spain

MSc Acoustic & Sound engineer : SAE Vienna & University of Middlessex

MA in Music - Violin : Music conservatory of the Balearic Islands - Spain

BSc Audio & Music Technology : Anglia Ruskin University - Cambridge UK

Why Am I An AES Member?

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